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beIN SPORTS announces wide ranging TV deal with Conference USA

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 North Texas running back Jeffrey Wilson is brought down by Southern Miss defenders Dylan Bradley and Sherrod Ruff, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015.
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD North Texas running back Jeffrey Wilson is brought down by Southern Miss defenders Dylan Bradley and Sherrod Ruff, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. SUN HERALD

Conference USA's new TV partner, beIN SPORTS, announced Monday a wide ranging multi-year agreement to carry some of the league's football, baseball, men's basketball and women's basketball games this year.

What's most surprising about the new partnership is the number of games to be televised among the lower tier sports.

There will be 10 football games, 10 men's basketball games and 10 women's basketball contests aired on beIN during the 2016-17 season.

The beIN C-USA schedule will also include 12 baseball games, 12 softball games, 10 men's soccer matches, 10 women's soccer matches and 10 volleyball matches.

The number of televised games in baseball, volleyball, softball and soccer will dramatically increase in this new deal with beIN SPORTS.

"We are very excited about the potential of this partnership with beIN SPORTS," C-USA commissioner Judy MacLeod said in a release. "We are impressed with their quality production and the rapid growth of the network, and we are honored to be their first collegiate conference to build relationships among the fans of our sports."

This will mark the first time that beIN SPORTS, which features soccer-heavy programming, will broadcast American football.

C-USA will also reportedly have games televised on CBS Sports Network, ESPN and the American Sports Network.

Here's a list of providers that carry beIN SPORTS: DirecTV, Dish Network, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. It is also available through beIN CONNECT, Sling TV and Play Station Vue.

The beIN CONNECT deal is a live streaming app that includes a monthly fee of $6.99.

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